This workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The routine consists of five core stability exercises: bird dog, hollow-body hold, front plank, side plank, and back plank. Each exercise hits your midsection from a different angle, sculpting and strengthening your midsection in 360 degrees, he says.

This workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The routine consists of five core stability exercises: bird dog, hollow-body hold, front plank, side plank, and back plank. Each exercise hits your midsection from a different angle, sculpting and strengthening your midsection in 360 degrees, he says.

Step 1 Starting Position: Lie on your stomach on an exercise mat or floor with your elbows close to your sides and directly under your shoulders, palms down an

Step 1 Starting Position: Lie on your stomach on an exercise mat or floor with your elbows close to your sides and directly under your shoulders, palms down an

The plank is one of the best multitasking moves to work your abs, your arms, and your back all at once.

The plank is one of the best multitasking moves to work your abs, your arms, and your back all at once.

Front plank. A brilliant exercise for your core! Main muscles worked: Rectus Abdominis, Internal and External Obliques, Iliopsoas, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Quadriceps, Sartorius, Pectoralis major, and Serratus Anterior. Muscles are exercised isometrically.

Front plank. A brilliant exercise for your core! Main muscles worked: Rectus Abdominis, Internal and External Obliques, Iliopsoas, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Quadriceps, Sartorius, Pectoralis major, and Serratus Anterior. Muscles are exercised isometrically.

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This workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The routine consists of five core stability exercises: bird dog, hollow-body hold, front plank, side plank, and back plank. Each exercise hits your midsection from a different angle, sculpting and strengthening your midsection in 360 degrees, he says.

This workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The routine consists of five core stability exercises: bird dog, hollow-body hold, front plank, side plank, and back plank. Each exercise hits your midsection from a different angle, sculpting and strengthening your midsection in 360 degrees, he says.

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